Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 28/09/2005
College College Eng and Physical Sci
School School of Engineering
Department Elec, Elec & Sys Engineering
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title M.Eng. Electronic and Electrical Engineering Full-time
Programme Code 0584
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme The aim of this programme is to produce Electronic and Electrical Engineers with the ability to solve novel engineering problems by designing, developing and/or using electronic, electrical and electromagnetic devices, components and systems with the associated software, subject to trade-offs involving a set of competing goals and constraints. Their level of ability will be beyond “assembling” or “configuring” systems. They will be equipped to work effectively in a professional capacity, for example in industrial design, or research and development. Graduates should be able to contribute specialist skills to such activities. They should also have developed the technical, intellectual and transferable skills needed to underpin their education and continuing professional development.

Graduates will have a systematic knowledge and understanding of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, including various important specialisms. Some of their knowledge and understanding will be at the forefront of the discipline.

Typical graduates will be able to make sound judgements in the absence of complete information, with an awareness of the context in which they work. They will be self-motivating, and will have the qualities and transferable skills necessary to take responsibility for their continuing personal and professional development. They will only need to complete a matching section to have the education to qualify as a chartered engineer.

The high level of numeracy of graduates, and their skills in problem solving, team working, and communication and information technology, equip them for successful careers outside as well as within the electronics, electrical engineering, telecommunications and computing industries.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
the broad scientific principles underpinning Electronic and Electrical Engineering;
mathematical and computational methods and their use for modelling, analysis and design in Engineering;
the essential concepts, principles, theories and current practice of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and their limitations;
the essential elements of the design process and design methodologies;
important concepts from other Engineering disciplines and subjects outside engineering;
the characteristics and uses of commonly occurring engineering materials and components;
some management and business practices;
ethical and social issues related to engineering;
professional engineering responsibilities
Lectures; Tutorials, problem classes and group work; Web-based and conventional guided learning; Computer-based workshops; Group design work; Independent design work; Laboratories
Unseen and open book examinations; Problem solving exercises; Computer-based exercises; Written reports; Group design reports; Independent design reports; Computer-based exercises; Laboratory reports; Oral presentations; Project report; Peer assessment
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
to select and apply scientific principles, routine mathematical methods and computer based engineering tools in solving familiar Electronic and Electrical Engineering problems;
to model and analyse routine engineering systems, processes and products;
to search for information for solving a problem, and present it for discussion;
to consider given information and extract that which is pertinent to a routine problem
to design a system, component or process using routine design techniques, and be able to modify an existing design
to apply engineering techniques to design and problem solving taking account of typical technical risks, with some grasp of commercial risk
to take personal responsibility for acting in a professional and ethical manner
to use computer based engineering tools to gather data, solve standard problems and display the result
to use laboratory instrumentation appropriately
to conduct prescribed laboratory experiments, estimate errors of measurements, and draw limited conclusions
to undertake routine practical or simulation tests of a design solution and comment
to work safely and promote safe practice
to make acceptable presentations of technical and business information in a variety of ways
to manage time and resources effectively
to work as part of a team
to learn under guidance
to develop a personal plan of work to meet a deadline and identify the main external constraints
to sort, manipulate and present data through a range of standard forms
Lectures; Tutorials, problem classes and group work; Web-based and conventional guided learning; Computer-based workshops; Group design work; Independent design work; Laboratories; Individual Project
Unseen and open book examinations; Problem solving exercises; Computer-based exercises; Group design reports; Independent design reports; Oral presentations; Laboratory reports; Project report; Peer assessment